ROSE BOWL TICKET SNAFU: FEDS FIGHTS FOR FANS RIGHTS
In response to last year's Rose Bowl ticket controversy, the
U.S. Dept. of Transportation plans to regulate certain special-
event tours in connection to bowl games this season. Last
January, almost 800 University of Wisconsin fans were left
without tickets after paying tour agents for a Rose Bowl package.
The expanded protection of Super Bowl tour rules would now
include bowl games and the NCAA Final Four, and are "expected to
be codified after public hearings are concluded this fall." It
would require air tour agents to have tickets in hand or a
written contract for seats before they can advertise a package as
including tickets (Elliott Almond, L.A. TIMES, 9/21).